Mexico 10-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 29 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Mexico.

10 days in Mexico will allow you to dive into the country's culture, sample the local cuisine, and witness some of the country's most popular attractions. Embark on a nature and culture adventure and see the best of Chiapas, starting in Isla San Cristóbal de las Casas with day trips to Sumidero Canyon and Montebello Lakes National Park, and proceed to Palenque for craft markets and archaeological sites. Or perhaps experience the highlights of Oaxaca that take you along colorful marketplaces, a 2,000-year-old tree, crystal-blue waterfalls, traditional villages in the Northern Highlands, a private cooking class, and Oaxaca's idyllic Pacific beaches. You could opt for the Mexico City and Maya Riveria adventure starting in Mexico, where you'll witness mysterious temples built by the Aztecs and learn the area's pre-Columbian history before flying to Riveria Maya to visit colonial streets of Valladolid, enjoy local cuisine, and relax on the Caribbean Sea.

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El Chiflón waterfalls, Chiapas
Map of Highlights of Chiapas - 10 Days
Highlights of Chiapas - 10 Days

Experience the best of Chiapas with this 10-day itinerary. Start with a mix of nature and culture in San Cristobal de las Casas with a walking tour of the city and day trips to Sumidero Canyon and Montebello Lakes National Park. From there, spend four nights in Palenque, where you’ll visit craft markets and archeological sites, and learn about the indigenous Tzotzil people.

The Church of San Servacio in the city of Valladolid
Map of Mexico City & Riviera Maya - 10 Days
Mexico City & Riviera Maya - 10 Days

This off-the-beaten-track adventure kicks off in Mexico City, where you'll learn the area's pre-Colombian history and visit mysterious temples built by the Aztecs and Mayans. From here, fly to the Riviera Maya to ramble in the colonial streets of Valladolid, dine on fresh cuisine, and chill out on the Caribbean Sea. Expect private guides and transportation throughout (except for your free day in Tulum).

Parque Labastida in the historic center of Oaxaca, Mexico
Map of Magical Oaxaca & the Pacific Coast - 10 Days
Magical Oaxaca & the Pacific Coast - 10 Days

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of Oaxaca on this ten-day itinerary around the region. You'll explore colorful marketplaces, see a 2,000-year-old tree, feel the spray of crystal-blue waterfalls, visit traditional villages in the Northern Highlands, learn how to make mole in a private cooking class, and spend the last few days on Oaxaca's idyllic Pacific beaches.

Street vendor selling delicious antojitos
Map of Southern Mexico Foodie Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Southern Mexico Foodie Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

Discover authentic Mexican cuisine, from exotic markets and fine restaurants to street food vendors and Indigenous farms. This culinary itinerary is designed for the traveler passionate about learning the history and culture of Mexcian gastronomy. You will try traditional dishes from different regions of Mexico and participate in cooking workshops, all the while exploring the cultural highlights of Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca.

Hammocks on a beach in Puerto Morelos
Map of Treasures of the Yucatán Peninsula with Beach Stay - 10 Days
Treasures of the Yucatán Peninsula with Beach Stay - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary starts and ends in Cancún. In between, you'll enjoy a journey through the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, learning about Mayan history at Chichén Itzá, visiting colorful seaside villages, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling around the coral reef off Puerto Morelos, and taking a boat to Holbox Island for a few days away from civilization.

Chichen Itza
Mexico's Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 10 Days

Explore ancient Maya ruins, kick back on the beach, and visit the rainforest on this ten-day trip to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Start the trip in Tulum for swims in cenotes, then head to Valladolid to see Chichén Itzá and other archaeological sites. End the trip on Holbox Island, a car-free oasis of sprawling beaches and quiet cafés.

See colorful local life on the streets of Oaxaca
Map of Mexico City & Coast Discovery: Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days
Mexico City & Coast Discovery: Mexico City, Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days

Hit the cultural and culinary highlights of Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Huatulco on this 10-day itinerary. Ideal for travelers seeking diverse experiences, it offers opportunities to savor authentic flavors during a cooking class in Mexico City, dive into cultural wonders like Hierve el Agua's thermal pools, and explore the bustling markets in Oaxaca. Finally, unwind on the Pacific coast with a thrilling waterfall hike and snorkeling in the bays of Huatulco.

Dive into adventure and culture in southeastern Mexico
Map of Highlights of Mexico City, Oaxaca & Puerto Escondido - 10 Days
Highlights of Mexico City, Oaxaca & Puerto Escondido - 10 Days

You'll revel in this intrepid, cultural 10-day tour of Mexico. Spend two days in colorful Mexico City, with an afternoon rooting for wrestlers at Aréna Mexico. In Oaxaca, learn the ancient craft of wood carving, wander archaeological ruins at Mount Albán, and hike El Picacho to catch the sunset. Then, spend four days in the beachy surf town of Puerto Escondido for snorkeling, whale watching, and an afternoon with sea turtles at a local sanctuary.

Take the kids to a cenote for a fun splash
Map of Mexico's Riviera Maya: Adventures in Nature for Active Families - 10 Days
Mexico's Riviera Maya: Adventures in Nature for Active Families - 10 Days

Active families who like to combine beach time with more energetic pursuits in nature will love this 10-day tour of Mexico's Riviera Maya. Divide your time between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen, which allows you to delve into the countryside surrounding these popular spots. If you and your kids enjoy swimming in hidden cenotes, cycling through the countryside, and touring around ancient ruins and culture-rich cities, this idyllic tour on the Yucatán Peninsula's Caribbean coast is for you.

Let the kids burn some energy at the water fountain in front of Monument to the Mexican Revolution (Monumento a la Revolucion), Mexico City
Map of Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca City  - 10 Days
Mexico Family Adventure: Mexico City to Oaxaca City - 10 Days

Kids of all ages will be fascinated by the sights, sounds, and flavors of central and southwestern Mexico. This 10-day family-friendly itinerary starts in Mexico City and travels down to Oaxaca City, passing many cultural and geological highlights along the way. Learn about Aztec culture at Teotihuacán, stargaze and find fossilized sea creatures in the desert, and take every opportunity to sample local cuisine, like quesillos and empanadas.

Flamingows at Ría Lagartos Reserve
Map of Family Fun on the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days
Family Fun on the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days

This 10-day tour of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula is the family trip of a lifetime. Start in the village of Puerto Morelos, where you'll snorkel among the coral beds, colorful fish, and the occasional shy octopus of Puerto Morelos Reef National Park. Visit Mérida to tour ancient Chichén Itzá, then cruise Valladolid's Ría Lagartos Reserve while the kids count flocks of pink flamingoes. See the ruins of Tulum, take a jungle adventure with ziplining and cenote swims, and explore the peaceful waters of Sian Ka'an Reserve.

Sea turtle hatchlings ready for release
Map of Culture, Cuisine & Conservation in Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days
Culture, Cuisine & Conservation in Oaxaca & Huatulco - 10 Days

Practice a more sustainable style of travel on this 10-day exploration of southern Mexico. Start in Oaxaca to tour the city's food markets, sit down with local artisans and cooks, and visit rural villages supported by ecotourism. Cross the Sierra Madre del Sur to hike among cloud forests and spend a night in a secluded mountain cabin, then finish on the wild Pacific beaches of Huatulco—exploring one of Mexico's newest national parks, helping with sea turtle conservation, and snorkeling among pristine ocean reefs.

Colorful dolls at a local Oaxaca market
Map of Family Trip to Mexico: Oaxaca & Mazunte - 10 Days
Family Trip to Mexico: Oaxaca & Mazunte - 10 Days

This family-focused 10-day tour splits your time between the vibrant southern Mexican city of Oaxaca and the unspoiled Oaxacan beach town of Mazunte. All ages will find plenty to interest and entertain them in Oaxaca, with delicious food, ancient history, and thriving culture at every corner. Then it's time to head for the coast, where you'll settle into a slower pace and introduce curious kids to natural wonders like beautiful beaches, nesting turtles, and shimmering bioluminescence.

 The waves in Puerto Escondido are renowned for their size and power, making it a haven for surfers
Map of Mexico's Nature & Culture: Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido & San Cristóbal de las Casas - 10 Days
Mexico's Nature & Culture: Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido & San Cristóbal de las Casas - 10 Days

Combine time in nature with cultural experiences as you explore southern Mexico's diverse landscapes, Indigenous cultures, historic towns, and Pacific coastlines. Sample Oaxacan gastronomy from its eight regions, take a serene mountain walk in San Felipe del Agua, and admire the cascading waterfall rock formations at Hierve el Agua. Venture to Sumidero Canyon's towering cliffs and immerse yourself in the cultural traditions of Chiapa de Corzo, a historic town known for its traditional lacquerware art.

Mexican food will appeal to the whole family
Map of Flavors of Mexico Family Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Flavors of Mexico Family Tour: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

As any parent knows, kids tend to have big appetites. Satisfy perpetually empty bellies and curious tastebuds on a 10-day food-focused tour of Mexico. Starting in Mexico City and ending in Oaxaca, you'll enjoy a range of culinary activities along the way—as well as physical activity to earn that next meal. Visit a taco night market in Mexico City, cycle through an Aztec archeological site, try your hand at making Indigenous food in Oaxaca, hike through cactus-filled deserts and mountains, and more.

Piñata in Mexico City
Map of Make Family Memories in Mexico City & the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days
Make Family Memories in Mexico City & the Yucatán Peninsula - 10 Days

This family-friendly adventure starts in Mexico City. You'll take a walking food tour through the center, ride the carousel at Chapultepec Park, and experience the wonders of ancient Teotihuacán from the birds-eye view of a hot air balloon. Then, it's off to the Yucatán to dive into the blue waters of cenotes, spot pink flamingoes at Ría Lagartos Reserve, and stroll the beaches of Holbox Island. End your tour with a once-in-a-lifetime swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world.

 Enjoy discovering natural sinkholes around the Yucatán
Map of Outdoor Adventures on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, El Cuyo & Holbox - 10 Days
Outdoor Adventures on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, El Cuyo & Holbox - 10 Days

With 10 days in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, you can discover the best outdoor adventures, from snorkeling in Puerto Morelos' National Reef Park to boating among flamingoes in Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. Swim in little-known cenotes and spend an exciting day of kitesurfing on the north coast. Finish your trip with three days on Isla Holbox, where you'll cruise through mangroves by kayak and jump on a speedboat to the peninsula's northernmost point.

Experience the nature and beauty of the Yucatán, below and above water
Map of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in a Nutshell Tour - 10 Days
Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula in a Nutshell Tour - 10 Days

Explore the cultural and natural highlights of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula on this perfectly paced 10-day tour. Split your time between three key Yucatán towns: the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos, the lively Tulum, and the historical Valladolid. Along the way, you'll snorkel among coral reefs, swim in hidden cenotes near ruined Maya cities, and explore the underground river of Río Secreto.

Discover hidden gems in Mexico City and beyond on this 10-day tour
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Mexico City, Puebla & Cuetzalan - 10 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Mexico City, Puebla & Cuetzalan - 10 Days

Revel in Mexico's hidden corners with this 10-day insider's tour. In Mexico City, hunt down the best murals, cruise down ancient canals, and learn to cook traditional food. Bike through the Teotihuacán pyramids on your way to colorful Puebla, where you'll walk its historic streets and visit nearby Cholula. Transfer to the remote Cuetzalan to explore the mountainous nature and surrounding coffee plantations, then return to the capital for the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexican wrestling, and a mezcal tasting.

 A sign showing the direction of a cenote in the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of Active Yucatán Road Trip: Ruins, Cenotes & Outdoor Adventure - 10 Days
Active Yucatán Road Trip: Ruins, Cenotes & Outdoor Adventure - 10 Days

This self-drive Yucatán adventure takes you through some of some of the most unspoiled nature on Mexico's Caribbean coast. Based between Valladolid and Tulum, you'll spend time exploring archaeological ruins and swimming in crystal-clear cenotes. Float through the ancient lagoon system of the UNESCO Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, head into the jungle for ziplining and canoeing, and then sit down with the locals to taste traditional cooking and cuisine.

Tour ancient sites like Mitla to uncover the rich Mesoamerican history of this region
Map of Mexico's Archaeological Wonders & Foodie Culture: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days
Mexico's Archaeological Wonders & Foodie Culture: Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 10 Days

Experience 10 days of archaeological treasures and authentic cuisine in Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca. Especially appealing for history buffs and foodies, this itinerary blends the culinary and cultural highlights. See the bustling metropolis of Mexico City, Teotihuacán's majestic pyramids, Puebla's charming streets, and Oaxaca's rich landscapes as you savor mouthwatering tacos, indulge in mezcal under starlit skies, and uncover pre-Hispanic cultures in world-renowned museums.

 Explore the incredible volcanoes around Mexico City on this 10-day tour
Map of Hiking, Biking & Volcano Adventures Around Mexico City - 10 Days
Hiking, Biking & Volcano Adventures Around Mexico City - 10 Days

Explore volcanoes, pyramids, and the colorful neighborhoods of Mexico City during this active 10-day adventure. Float down the ancient Aztec canals of the capital before heading to the nearby Teotihuacán pyramids for a biking tour. Hike around the famous "Smoking Lady" of Popocatépetl volcano, sweat out your impurities at a traditional temazcal in Amanalco, and spend a night at the base of Nevado de Toluca in a cozy mountain cabin.

Climb to the highest ruins of Ek' Balam, an ancient Maya site once lost to the dense jungle
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 10 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 10 Days

This 10-day trip introduces you to an authentic side of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, from Valladolid to Mérida, and the local communities and cultures in between. See Maya wonders at Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá, join sustainable workshops to weave hammocks and make tortillas alongside the locals, and cool off with plenty of swimming in secret cenotes. Catch a glimpse of the peninsula's unspoiled nature as well, with day trips into the biodiverse hotspots of Ría Lagartos and the Celestún Biosphere Reserve.

A lighthouse keeps watch over the rich biodiversity and coral gardens off the shores of Puerto Morelos
Map of Self-Drive Yucatán Discovery: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, Mérida & El Cuyo - 10 Days
Self-Drive Yucatán Discovery: Puerto Morelos, Valladolid, Mérida & El Cuyo - 10 Days

Sample the best of the Yucatán Peninsula's archaeological and natural wonders, Indigenous communities, and charming cities with this 10-day road trip. Drive from the Riviera Maya coastline to the Spanish colonial cities of Valladolid and Mérida. Tour the ancient Maya ruins at Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá before a day trip to coastal towns, which bring beekeeping insights and a boat ride to a cenote. Finish in El Cuyo on the northern coast, spotting flamingoes on a boat ride in Ría Lagartos Reserve.

The historic center of Mexico is a bustling area full of gorgeous colonial buildings and Aztec ruins
Map of Highlights of Mexico City & Tepoztlán - 10 Days
Highlights of Mexico City & Tepoztlán - 10 Days

Focus on the highlights and hidden corners of Mexico City with this immersive 10-day tour. Explore ancient Aztec ruins and colonial churches, then sample exotic treats at the gourmet Mercado de San Juan, walk through the opulent rooms of Chapultepec Castle, and marvel at the pyramids of Teotihuacán. Escape the city for a quick getaway to the mystical mountain town of Tepoztlán for two nights, and end your trip in style with a night of contemporary Mexican gastronomy back in the capital.

 Delve into colorful colonial towns like San Miguel de Allende on this 10-day tour of Mexico City and its surroundings
Map of Best of Mexico City & the Bajío: Culture, Cuisine & Pueblos Mágicos - 10 Days
Best of Mexico City & the Bajío: Culture, Cuisine & Pueblos Mágicos - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of Mexico City, then strike out into the surrounding Bajío region to hop between colorful colonial towns steeped in history. Over 10 days, you'll sample street tacos in the capital, bike through the pyramids of Teotihuacán, sip wine at ancient vineyards in Bernal, and soar over Tequisquiapan by hot-air balloon. Soak in hot springs near San Miguel de Allende, see the underground mines of Guanajuato, and end back in Mexico City with a lucho libre show and a cooking class.

Sample the sacred Aztec drink of pulque (fermented agave juice) in an atmospheric cave dining experience at Teotihuacán
Map of Sacred Mexico: Culture, History & Cuisine in Mexico City & Cholula - 10 Days
Sacred Mexico: Culture, History & Cuisine in Mexico City & Cholula - 10 Days

Seek out the rich flavors and sacred traditions of central Mexico with this 10-day itinerary. Snack on Mexico City's spiced street corn and cruise down its pre-Columbian waterways, then learn about Aztec history and Indigenous customs with a spiritual cave ceremony in Teotihuacán. Continue to the "Magical Town" of Cholula to dive into its culinary traditions with a market tour and tortilla-making workshop, then end back in the capital at the pilgrimage site of the Basilica of Santa Virgin of Guadalupe.

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